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We are always delighted to receive your comments and testimonials:


 

Hi Denise & Martin

I know we thanked you on Saturday for a fantastic food service provided by yourselves.

But we have been inundated with compliments from our guests detailing how Sat was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding.

We were 100% satisified and for us it could not have gone any better from the Cider Brandy Pimms to the Cornish Pastys in the evening, everything you provided for us got a mention.

Thank you for all you hard work and help over the last 6 months and ‘catering’ for our needs.

You made this a special day for us, so Thank you again.

Kind Regards

Martin & Victoria O’Brien J

Wedding Stalbridge Marquee June 2015

 


 

 

Denise,


Can I say a huge thank you for all your hard work and support in relation to Melissa's wedding. You have been so helpful and professional all the way through and made a difficult process very easy. Thank you x


Mike Salter
Wedding June 2016

 


 

 

"WOW" , What an exceptional team, a huge thank you to Denise and her invisible team for helping to make Ross & Melissa's Wedding day such a success. The professionalism enabled all the Bridal Party to relax and enjoy the day. The menu throughout the day was exceptional and we have received such wonderful comments from all the guests. The team worked effortlessly throughout the day providing the upmost care to each guest, "nothing being too much trouble". Denise,I commend you for the high standard of care and attention to detail that you manage and mantain, making us all feel that "our" wedding is the most important. Our thanks and appreciation to you and all the team.

Kindest regards,

Stephen and Joanna Fowler
Galhampton Wedding June 2015

 


 Dear Denise
 
First of all apologies for not emailing you sooner following the King Arthur themed evening at Tilham, but I just wanted you to know how much everybody loved it.  The food was terrific - when you get a New Zealander saying: "this lamb is better than New Zealand lamb", you know you've cracked it!  The menu was perfect, I loved the noodle dish, and the pudding was delicious as well.
 
Thank you so much for all your research and hard work.  The response we've had from all the delegates has been so rewarding and you and your team were a significant part of its success.
 
Please tell them all how much we appreciated their quiet efficiency as well.  I think you could tell from the empty plates and the raucous noise level, that everyone was having a good time!
 
Many many thanks, and look forward to seeing you at Tilham again, no doubt in the near future!
 
Best wishes
Gail Cornish
 
International Conference, Tilham Farm
June 2013

 


 


Hello Denise,

 
I just wanted to say one more big thank you for your hospitality for Zoe's wedding. Oak House was the perfect place for us, all the rooms were very comfortable and worked so well. We had a wonderful time and would particularly like to thank Martin for the great meal on Thursday evening. 
 
Andrew and I are now at our house in France looking forward to some well deserved R & R!!
 

With kind regards,  Judy Hildrey
Oak House Dinner and stay- May 2013


 

Dear Denise, Now I have recovered a little from a very happy and busy weekend, I would like to thank you and your team for helping to make the time such a success and such a pleasure for me. The food was delicious and the service exemplary. Thank you to you all, Pam, the senior member !
May 2013
Little Upton Barn, Long Sutton
70th and 90th Birthday Lunch


 


Denise
Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous weekend was had by all. A large part of the credit goes to your fabulous food and invisible service. So THANK YOU!!
Gill Rickards
May 2013
Long Sutton
Delivered Dinner and catered Lunch


 

Denise, Martin and team
Just a quick note th say thank you so much for all your help and support with the planning and help with the smooth
running of our wedding day.  We had the most amazing day and your advice was invaluable in the run up to the day.
The food was absolutely fantastic and from beginning to end your service was totally faultless with even the smallest
touches, such as making sure the canapes were brought round to us during the photos, thought of.
Thank you so muc.
Chris and Claire
Longhouse Wedding
May 2013


 

Denise and Martin will always be remembered by us for helping to create the day that we imagined in our dreams.
The first time we met Denise was approachable and friendly, setting us at ease. This made it much easier for us to tell her about the day we imagined, and she helped us do much more than just organise the food as she even helped us sort out the timing for our whole day. By the end of our first meeting we knew that Denise and Martin would be catering our wedding as Denise listened to our requests and helped us to create them with enthusiasm. There was no point that she tried to change our ideas or what we foresaw to fit with her own agenda – one of her greatest strengths was listening to us carefully and understanding the kind of day we were looking for.
The plans ran smoothly due to Denise’s efficient and helpful approach; happy to be contacted to tweak details and utterly accommodating of my double and triple checking of things! Whenever there was need to discuss something Denise would be on the email to ask or answer a question so we felt totally confident in her.
The day before and day of our wedding ran exactly to plan – Denise’s organisation was militaristic in it’s thoroughness, just what you want. This meant that setting up was easy and stress free the day before and on the day itself, Denise and Martin took care of everything. We were able to sit back and enjoy the day – which we took full advantage of!
Overall, an absolute delight. Our day really was OUR day – everything was as we imagined. Denise and Martin supported us every step of the way to create this. Never did they try and make something easier for them or insert their interpretation on something; they listened and did exactly what we asked. Perfection.
Thank you to them both so very much – as I said at the beginning, we will never forget that they made our day possible.

All the very best

Rachel and Pete Johnson

April 2013

 

 


 

 

 

We can not thank you enough for being a huge part of why our day was so special. You run an amazing team of professional yet super friendly staff who   Catered for our guests with ease which meant we all just needed to relax and enjoy. From the very start your support and guidance was always appreciated and you just knew our style. The food was sooo amazing and people are still talking about how great it was, the selection and quality was amazing and great value.

 

I really hope to keep in touch and we both wish you and taste all the very best for the future.

 

Your AMAZING!

 

 

Claire and Barry lynch xxxxxx
Longhouse wedding March 2013

 

 


 

 

Hi Denise,

Thank you very much for your help on Sat. It was a stunning success and everybody praised the quality of the cooking/food.

It was wonderful so thanks again in helping make it a memorable weekend.
Thanks
Damien Holliday
Chaffeymoor Grange - Jan 2013

 


 Dear Denise
 
 We hope this email finds you well?
 
 We just wanted to write and say a massive thank you to you, Martin,
 Jackie, Sam and then rest of the team for making our day so special.
 
 Jackie was amazing! The champagne was constantly topped up by Sam and
 Martin's food was fabulous!
 The canapés were delicious, everyone commented on how lovely they
 were. I tried both meat mains and they were both superb, along with
 everything else that was served on the day. Your staff are amazing,
 the changeover of the rooms was utterly seamless and you wouldn't even
 have known what was going on behind the scenes.
 
 We couldn't recommend Taste highly enough and promise we will at any
 given opportunity!
 
 Please can you thank everyone for us, we're afraid we don't know
 everyone else's names but they were all fantastic.
 
 We really did have the most magical day and that was a lot down to the
 fantastic team of people and the delicious food!
 
 We think there were a couple of breakages, Champagne flutes x 2 and a
 plate... not sure if anything else but let us know what we owe to
 Southwest and we'll transfer the money over.
 
 Thank you all so much again and we really do hope that we get to try
 some of Martin's fabulous food again and to see Jackie who was
 fantastic.
 
 Rachel and Matthew

Rachel and Mathew Wedding December 2013 Chaffeymoor Grange


 

Dear Denise and Martin,

We cannot possibly find the words to thank you enough for everything you made possible on Wednesday.The service, the professionalism, the delicious food , planning and all the extras making it our most memorable family occasion ever.

We are so grateful to you and your colleague for every last detail and hope we have the occasion to meet you again.

Thank you so very very much, Bev & Ray.

Chaffeymoor Grange 31st October 2012

Renewal of Vows Dinner

 


Dear Denise

I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay before my wedding at gants mill. It was such a lovely relaxed place and the oak suite was a great place to get ready with my bridesmaids. The bathroom had the right amount of light for having my makeup done and are photographer got some great pictures of us all getting ready. The breakfast was great and really well presented. My husband and I had a perfect day and although the weather was wasnt looking great the rain stopped in time for the ceremomy and we even got some sun!! I will recommened the oak house to anyone who asks me about accomdation in bruton.

Many Thanks
Catherine
www.catherinehurley.com

 


Dear Denise

Thank you so so much to you and Martin for ensuring our wedding was the most AMAZING day of our lives. Words can't express how grateful we are to both of you for not only catering for our wedding of 200 guests but for helping us ensure everything ran so smoothly on the day! Everything was way beyond our expectations. Our guests commented on how unbelievably delicious the food was and how nothing was too much trouble for you and your staff. They also commented on how generous the portions were! Please pass on our sincere thanks to your team who really went the extra mile and were extremely professional and courteous at all times. Thank you also Denise for your flexibility and patience as we went backwards and forwards with so many different menu options, we hope we didn't drive you too crazy. We were so impressed with how accommodating you were, by even coming up with new recipes so we could include our Argentine and Peruvian canapés on the menu! Planning a wedding from the other side of the world poses a series of challenges (especially when it comes to tastings!) but working so closely with you meant we could relax knowing that everything your end would be taken care of. You really were like a caterer and wedding planner all rolled into one (helping us with the timeline, ensuring we didn't forget the cake knife, ordering the loveliest champagne flutes I've ever seen!) and we can't thank you enough for your support over the past year.
All the best,
 
Vicki and Rich (Somerset Wedding, June 2012)
 

Hi Denise & Martin,

Sorry that this is a little belated but we wanted to say a big 'Thank You' for all the help you gave us with Vicki's wedding. People are still raving about the lamb! It was a super meal & all went like clockwork thanks to your excellent organisation & delivery of service. How hard you work! Hopefully you will be able to fit in another holiday in the near future, although I expect the weddings are still ongoing at the moment.

Again many thanks. We know where to come in the future.

best wishes
Liz & Ernie Calliari
Tilham Farm June 2012

 


Dear Denise
I was sorry to mss you before you left the Longhouse on Saturday evening because I wanted to thankyou for providing sucha an excellent meal and for
the efficient service for Jessica and Dai's Reception.
Everyone I spoke to thought the food was delicious and had enjoyed it all.  On behalf of the family, many thanks once again.
 

Janet Harrison (mother of the Bride)
May 2012 - The Longhouse, Bruton

 


To Denise and Martin

Just a note to say a huge thank you for all the delicious food you provided for us on our wedding day and for helping to make sure everything ran smoothly.  You and your staff did a fantastic job.

Thank you also for making our stay at The Oakhouse first class, I will definitely be recommending it as a fantastic place to stay.

Thank you again
Abi and Sam Aldridge
May 2012 - The Longhouse, Bruton and Oak House, Bruton

 


Dear Denise

 

It was wonderful, having you as caterers for Alison and Richard's wedding day.   From the moment the canapés arrived till the last drop of wine was drunk, we knew that everything was well and everyone would be happy with the chosen menu and your skill at having almost invisible but every-attentive waiters following your hugely efficient and well-planned instructions.   Thank you so much for all your hard work for us from the moment we gave you the 'go ahead' till you left the marquee;  we all really appreciate it and congratulate you.   I will tell the world about you and, who knows, we may need caterers again for something in the future.
I hope you were pleased with SW equipment and Chillyhire;  they all seemed to me to be very nice - and very pleased to be helping you, which is yet another plaudit.
 
On top of all that, everyone enjoyed staying at Oak House very much, and Sarah and Joanna were so impressed with their suite and the ease with which they could cope with the children.   All so good looking, simply efficient, very comfortable and thus relaxing.    I know I've said all these things before, but it doesn't hurt to repeat them in writing - and instead of pen and ink nowadays!
 
Isobel and Jonathon Wyatt
Gants Mill - June 2012
 

Hi Denise,
I hope you are well and enjoyed a lovely bank holiday weekend? Jack and I wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you for all your help in organising our special wedding day! Everything went perfectly, the day ran smoothly, and everyone seemed so relaxed and just enjoyed the day, which is exactly what we wanted. Everyone raved about the food, it was absolutely delicious, and the cheesecake seemed to be the most popular course-everyone loved it! The Somerset Pimms was so refreshing, I can't wait to order some bottles and make up a jug in the summer to sip in our garden - Jack's Best Man has already ordered three bottles of the Kingston Black cider brandy as they loved it so much!
Our day was perfect. You, Caroline and the staff at the Longhouse work so well together, I'm so pleased we chose the Longhouse, Taste catering and Caroline Wood photography - what a team! Thank you so much,

Love Beckie and Jack

Beckie and Jack - Wedding Longhouse May 2012

 


 

Thank you so very much for the lovely 'lunch' you provided on Saturday 16th - it was perfect.

I also very much enjoyed the meal on the Friday evening.  You were right, less choice was much less stressful.  My two North American vegetarians (who were staying at The Oak) thoroughly enjoyed their meal and were most complimentary.

Thank you so very much for helping make the 5 day wedding experience wonderful.

Mary

 


A belated thankyou for all of your help and the amazing food on our wedding day. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was and how everything ran really smoothly. We are very grateful for all of your input and expertise along the way.

Many Thanks

Abbe and Toby Godwin – Wedding Longhouse 20 November 2011

 


We had an absolutely wonderful day – better than we had even imagined it would be! We were delighted to have Taste Catering the day, not only did everything run ultra-smoothly on the day, but the food was incredible. We loved every single course and have had an amazing amount of feedback from the guests about how delicious the wedding breakfast was. So thank you for everything, the food and organization weree both impeccable, and it was lovely working with you in the run-up to our big day.

Jen and Dan Baynton – Wedding 22 October 2011

 


Can we say a hug thankyou. The service you provided was impeccable from the initial contact through to the wedding day. It was both professional and personable. You clearly offer more than a catering service. You made our day run incredibly smoothly and we knew from our first meeting that we could trust you 100% to deal with the small details. The Food was outstanding and everyone of our guests complimented it. The Roast Belly of Pork was superbly succulent and crispy. You have an excellent team behnd you. They were extremely professional and helpful. They quickly adapted to our sudden change in timings.

Alistair and Nicola Bradley – wedding Longhouse 8 October 2011

 


Thank you for the amazing service you provided for us at our wedding and the wonderful accommodation at Oakhouse. It made our day complete and provided us with a beautiful setting for ourselves and our guests.

Pete and Lisa Dickens – wedding Longhouse 21st September 2011

 


Thank you so much for the delicious canapes that you provided for our fashion show on Thursday. It is always a pleasure to deal with you Denise.

Best wishes

Juliet Lake – Preview Fashionshow September 2011

 



The term 'the one' is often talked about at weddings in reference to the happy couple but for Matthew and I, it was essential that this was also true of our caterer. From our first meeting with Denise, we had the upmost confidence that the food and service at our wedding would be perfect, and perfect for us. Denise and Martin understood the type of food and the atmosphere we were aiming to create and guided us carefully through the process of shaping our special day. Denise struck a great balance between giving us space to develop our own ideas, but using her expertise to advise and steer in the right direction.
On the wedding day itself, the service was seamless with Denise taking an extremely professional approach to her front of house role - her close proximity gave us great confidence.
The style of menu and service really reflected the relaxed atmosphere we were hoping to create and we received a huge number of compliments from our guests.
Thank you Denise and Martin, the food was delicious, the numerous special touches you gave meant so much to us and it really was a pleasure to have you with us on our wedding day.

 

Wendy and Matt Mahon – Wedding Tilham Farm 17 September 2011

 


Hi Denise

 

Just wanted to say thank you for everything that you and your staff did towards our wedding. Everything was absolutely wonderful and we had an amazing day.

Donna and Tom – Wedding Longhouse 10 September 2011

 


Thank you so much for the excellent food and accommodation you supplied for Helen and Kierans wedding on Sunday. We have received many compliments and your contribution helped make the whole day memorable.

 

Jim and Chris Hibell – Daughters wedding Longhouse 28th August 2011

 


Martin and Denise provided an ideal venue at Oak House for a highly successful dinner for 43 celebrating our big birthday. Denise spent time discussing food options and paid great attention to detail. Martins cooking impressed all, and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Several guests stayed at Oak house in very comfortable and stylish bedrooms upstairs. It was the perfect way to entertain without stress or anxiety and I wish I could have a party there every weekend.

 

Sandy Pentecost – Birthday Dinner Oak House, Bruton July 2011

 


Dear Denise, Jackie and all at Taste

 

Thank you so very much for the lovely food and excellent service you gave us for our wedding in the Longyyhouse on 9th July. Some of our guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had.

Best wishes

Graham and Fiona – wedding Longhouse 9th July 2011

 


We wanted to write to say a huge thankyou for the wonderful food and all the help you gave us for our wedding on 2nd July in Batcombe. So many of our guests have commented on how great the food was. It really was superb and how you manage that in the middle of a field we don’t know! Thank you so much, the food is a big part of the day and it was fantastic. Thank you for ensuring everything ran like clockwork. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, knowing it was all in your capable hands. Many of our guests have also commented on how helpful and friendly the waiters and waitresses were. That really adds to the overall feel, so please do pass on our thanks to them.

 

Thank you for all your help and time pre-wedding. Your organized, calm and friendly approach meant we had complete trust in you and we really appreciated that.

Whiston and Heather – Wedding Batcombe 2nd July 2011

 


Thank you for the wonderful Diamond wedding party you managed for us. The food was absolutely wonderful and of the highest quality and everyone remarked on it in glowing terms. You made everything so easy for us and your staff were the best.

 

Paula and Brian Sherlock – Diamond wedding lunch June 2011

 


Thankyou so much for all your time and support, not to mention the fabulous food for our wedding. We really appreciate all the hard work that you all put in. It was such a perfect day. Your food is excellent, your presentation amazing and your attention to detail perfect. Thank you so much.

 

Sarah and Matt Issacs – Wedding Horsington 7th April 2011




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